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April 1979

Our Primary Purpose

Around the Tables

AROUND THE TABLES, I have learned, not only by shared experience, but also through AA's Eleventh Step, that God's will for me is not to take the first drink. This is so obvious, it often escapes me--indeed, my primary purpose must be to remain sober and carry that message of hope. Growth has expanded this humble concept to include a course of conduct that precludes the first drink. Quite certainly, if I pursued a lifestyle that would result in my picking up the first drink, my conduct would be contrary to God's will for me.

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